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The U.K. and Irish Formula 1 Sailing Championships were organized by Courtown Sailing Club in Arklow over the weekend of 23rd to 25th June. Moderate to fresh winds meant the 18 Formula 1 boats had an exhausting but exhilarating and challenging racing weekend.

The racing consisted of a total of 7 races with 2 windward / leeward courses on Friday , 3 Olympic triangles on Saturday and again 2 windward /leeward courses on Sunday, one discard to apply. Conditions were similar on each day with moderate to fresh winds ensuring plenty of planeing downwind and lots of action at marks. All crews had to be on their game when flying spinnakers, there were a number of notable broaches and thankfully no injuries or serious damage.

Nine English and a corresponding number of Irish boats competed. This was the first time the U.K. and Irish Championships were held outside England and the Irish boats were hoping local knowledge of tides, waves and conditions would help them get into the prizes.

This certainly didn’t prove the case with the English visitors dominating the top spots taking all top 4 places after 3 days of challenging and exhausting racing, . The winning boat ‘Enigmatic’ was skippered by Paul Harkness from Lake Windermere, second was ‘Kingfisher’ helmed by Chris Wright from Rutland and third spot went to ‘Tearaway’ with Bruce Bonner at the tiller

The organizers would like to thank their generous sponsors O.C.M. Construction, Roadstone, Arklow Building Suppliers, Trinity Hire, James Toomey Architects, and Robert Roberts. Also special thanks to Arklow and Courtown Sailing Club and lastly a special mention for the OOD for the weekend Michael Doyle from Wexford Sailing Club.

Overall Results:

Pos Boat Name Sail No R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts
1st Enigmatic 8048 2 2 1 1 4 2 19 12
2nd Kingfisher 8030 3 4 5 3 2 4 2 18
3rd Tearaway 8018 8 19 6 8 1 3 3 29
4th Tenacious 8050 12 1 4 7 19 5 4 33
5th J Ni Mac 8020 4 8 7 4 5 7 9 35
6th Hitchhiker 8044 1 19 3 11 6 6 10 37
7th Jou Jou 805 7 3 10 6 7 9 5 37
8th Hi Fly 7293 6 5 8 5 8 8 12 40
9th Bitz 8002 9 19 2 10 3 13 6 43
10th Whiskey Mac 8060 5 13 19 19 10 1 1 49
11th Typhoon 8024 10 6 19 9 13 11 11 60
12th War Dept 8052 15 15 11 13 9 10 7 65
13th Apocalypse 7283 14 10 13 12 12 12 8 67
14th Jibberish 8001 11 11 9 14 14 14 14 73
15th Fracas 8042 13 12 12 15 11 15 13 76
16th Merry Hell 8016 16 9 15 16 16 16 16 88
17th Asterix 8140 18 16 14 17 16 17 15 95
18th Spritzer 8037 17 14 16 18 16 18 19 99